Ken Hollings presents a live twelve-part series of unscripted reflections on the fantasy of science in the early years of the American Century
With electronic sound production by Simon James
Between 1947 and 1959, the future was written about, discussed and analysed with such confidence that it became a tangible presence. This is a story of weird science, strange events and even stranger beliefs, set in an age when the possibilities for human development seemed almost limitless.
November 21, 2010 Subject:
science runs amok with a big budget
Having lived through most of the things covered
here and being a fan of the movies he uses to
link the real world behavioral oddities to their
sinister and sometimes comic origins,I enjoyed
There's a thread that connects to the bizarre of
our now as well, since the direction of those days
is still steering world policy.
Try it you'll like it.
November 16, 2010 Subject:
Outside The Soap-Box Audio
An absorbing, anti-boredom, often Sci-Fi film-related -- as a point of Departure and, too, a syndrome Snatcher -- find, right out of the ..."supra-blue gravitational fields" of William S. Burroughs! I was mind-controlled; I think; I could not turn-off-it. The programs proceed as if the ultra-well-done original "Coast-to-Coast with Art Bell" all night A.M. benchmark radio were being run through a specialized, fully functional, David Frost + Slavoj Žižek filter. Oh, if only T. Cruise & Co. would/could hear it... hmm, maybe Gort or (the actually extra intelligence-powered) Bruce Fink could interpose there...too. (pls see: his Jacques Lacan, Écrits, translation [W.W. Norton] and its preliminary, Lacan to the Letter [University of Minnesota Press])... also: www.zizekstudies.org /|/ www.esperancesp.com /|/ -- but, main point: I strongly recommend your turning-on this outside the soap-box audio.
February 12, 2010 Subject:
Just a masterpiece
One of my favorite audio things. A great exploration of weirdness in mid-20th century American science and culture.